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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
three week offensive to push the government's new healthcare program. battered by two months of bad publicity, the administration says the affordable care website is operating much more smoothly now. president obama kicked off the public relations campaign today. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want a financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> says more than a million people visited the website monday with no major problems. but republicans say the new law is still broken. house speaker, john boehner, says the administration's healthcare program is fund mentally flawed and continues to reek havoc on american families, businesses, and the economy. >> police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 tonight to help catch a killer. the victim is anthony robinson gunned down late last night in the 1900 block of 17th street southeast. robinson was 26 and so far, police have no suspects and no motive. >> take a look at this mess on the beltway. just before 11:30, maryland state po
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
challenges ahead. >> the frantic work to fix the government healthcare website is starting to pay off. president obama's technology troubleshooters say can handle 50,000 users at a time. or up to 800,000 each day. adviser, jeffrey zion said in a conference call, the site now works most of the time for most users. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes and hardware upgrades and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> the department of health and human services says system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1%. and response times for web pages have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. the obama administration had promised to deliver those fixes by this past weekend. congress is watching closely because the success or failure is expected to be a critical factor in next year's midterm elections. already, the botched rollout put enrollment rates in the new health insurance marketplace far below white house targets. consumers now have just a few weeks to sign up for coverage to begin on januar
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
pump more money into the state's mental healthcare system. governor bob mcdonnell is calling for the creation of a new task force that would focus on mental health issues. all this in response to the death of the son of state senator, creigh deeds. investigators say gus deeds stabbed his father and committed suicide less than a day after he was released from emergency custody. mcdonnell >>> vice president joe biden is pledging $100 million for mental health funding as we approach the first anniversary of the newtown shootings. he'll meet with victim relatives today. after the shooting at sandy hook elementary, biden's task force said it was important. twenty children and six adults were killed in the massacre last december. >>> accused of sending ricin letters agreed to a plea deal. expected to get no more than 18 years in prison. prosecutors say the 35-year-old texas mother sent the letters to both the president and new york city mayor, michael bloomberg. they say richardson tried to frame her ex-husband after he filed for divorce. >>> someone could be tracking your cell phone and i
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